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D-76/12
Jul 29, 2014
02:13 PM

Akash verma >> However it is too early to write off Congress. But for real growth, leaders have to come at the state level.

The Last GREAT HOPE OF this party is REHAN VADRA GANDHI !!! And we have to wait another decade before he is old enough to contest elections..

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-75/15
Jul 29, 2014
02:10 PM

Ramesh Ramachandra >> There is "an elephant in the room" in this sordid episode which no one wants to acknowledge because it also happens to be a holy cow: the caste factor.

Ah well we all know how when Humble Andimuthu raja was accused in 2G scam he said that he was a humble dravidian dalit trying to empower masses with cellphones and falsely accused of corruption by evil hindoo upper castes of aryan extract..

Then we had similar points being made when very humble OBC dayanidhi maran was caught in the telecom scam.. never mind that he and his brother own South INdia's biggest media empire, huge swathe of real estate , never mind that he is also owning a big airline which is living by credit given by Public sector banks.

But then people of TN have shown the door to these two gentlemen and incidentally TN is one state where most of electorate (95%) are belonging to the OBCs/Dalits/Minorities.So what do we do now, do we reject the mandate of 2014 ? Or claim some dark upper caste conspiracy in all this?

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-74/56
Jul 29, 2014
02:09 PM

dirty linen to be washed judging by the daily city news of our newspapers, but Ghai has devoted his life to collecting Muslim bad news with a passion and devotion which would have served him well if he had concentrated his efforts on his own community. Sickos like him and you however seem determined to ignore Hindu bad news and magnify and highlight Muslim bad news with the zeal of professional propagandists!

ANWAAR

Bhai Jaan Apke he nakshe kadam per chal raha hoon.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-73/14
Jul 29, 2014
02:08 PM


Suresh,

>> "So, exhorting the governent to control rioters is "inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalising the atmosphere”

Tweeting, "“Only the Gujarat model, that worked from 2002 in containing their rioting elements, can work. Apply across Bharat,” is inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalizing the atmosphere.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-72/21
Jul 29, 2014
02:05 PM

Dinesh Kumar >> Till institutional measures are taken - reforming the police, professionalising them, better implementation of laws - this problem is going to stay

The Police to People Ratio in India and especially in northern states like UP Is very low compared to most developed nations..

The Judges to people ratio is a joke here... 120 crore people but less than 15000 judges..

We need to massively expand  both, and also ensure more women in police force and judiciary. It is not impossible but we have to do that, but why is that Media houses like OUTLOOK do not speak about these necessary expansions?

Giving brutal descriptions of sexual assault is making this more like POLITICAL PORN.. meaningless.. and despicable.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-71/14
Jul 29, 2014
01:59 PM

VNK Murthi Sir,

* Accusations on Ashok Kumar were made (reg his corrupt ways) even when he was alive in Tamil News Media...

* Sarvar is dead and still we have likes of MS Aiyar saying he conspired to kill Gandhi. This is after judicial investigations by Nehru's Govt has clearly ruled out his role in the killing of MK Gandhi. 

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-70/13
Jul 29, 2014
01:58 PM

@Anwaar, So, exhorting the governent to control rioters is "inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalising the atmosphere”, just because the rioters belong a particular community ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-69/28
Jul 29, 2014
01:56 PM

Partharasarathy >>  If Indochina has retained so much Sanskrit in its language with no trace of Brahminism, I don't see what the objection is from The rest of the languages in India.

Put it the other way, in last 3 millenia, India has been ruled mostly by Jain/Buddhist Rulers, by Muslim Rulers and British and last 60 years by democratic political party (CONGRESS) with ZERO affiliation to Sanskrit or Hinduism

If anything we have URDU and ENGLISH Supremacism working in India. A language understood by less than 0.1% of Indians threatens u? It is like telling that the biggest danger to our planet is emission of Carbon Dioxide by exhalation of pet dogs and so pets must be banned.

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-68/27
Jul 29, 2014
01:49 PM

"Making schoolchildren all over India chant slokas through play is imitative of missionary techniques."

So, now children chanting "Mathru Devo Bhava" is going to raise the hackles of these fascists. Be prepared to face the famed fascist intolerance for anything hindu, specially after the severe drubbing they faced 2 months ago.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-67/2
Jul 29, 2014
01:30 PM



Inflaming communal hatreds and promoting riots has become a basic BJP DNA. They cannot live without it.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-66/19
Jul 29, 2014
01:24 PM

 
D.L.Narayan,

>>>> " Good of you to compare ISIS with Dinanath Batra's movement. It is good to be against both."

>> "False equivalence"

You are the one who brought it up!

>> " inculcating pride in one's heritage"

He is just spreading lies and misinformation and promoting communal hatreds. Read this:

"Gujarat school books turn the clock back on racism" - (Th e Hindu)

www.thehindu.com/news/national/gujarat-school-books-turn-the-clock-back-on-racism/article6258818.ece
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-65/18
Jul 29, 2014
01:23 PM

 Dinanath has qualtfied for Bharat Ratna by authoring such wonderful works. Moral teaching by his pen will go a long way to arrest debiant behaviour in Indian youth. 

Only problem he will face---how to explain  Indra, the King of Heaves raping Ahilya peious wife of rish Gautama and many other such stories.

Adalit Speaks
NOIDA, India
D-64/32
Jul 29, 2014
01:23 PM

Thanks, SJS, for your feedback.

Yes, the Palestinians have been victims of grave injustice, but so have many others too, victims of powerful historical forces beyond anyone's control.

The Sindhis, far more numerous, with a very distinct culture and language, too are victims. They have accepted their fate, settled down in India and have moved on.

I don't see how the example of the Sindhis is irrelevant. We have two people, uprooted from their lands at the same time and yet reacted in different ways. The Sindhis adopted the path of pragmatism and moving ahead. The Palestinians opted for violent struggle and have held the world to ransom - hijacking is their gift to humanity. As Gandhiji pointed out, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

When I talked of the Palestinian wedding, it was to underline their cultural affinity with the Lebanese and Syrians. Instead of making them refugees and hosting them in refugee camps since 1948, they could have been absorbed in Syria and Lebanon, like India absorbed the Sindhis and west Punjabis.

More later.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-63/26
Jul 29, 2014
01:20 PM

Partharasarathy >>  If Indochina has retained so much Sanskrit in its language with no trace of Brahminism, I don't see what the objection is from The rest of the languages in India.

Put it the other way, in last 3 millenia, India has been ruled mostly by Jain/Buddhist Rulers, by Muslim Rulers and British and last 60 years by democratic political party (CONGRESS) with no affiliation to Sanskrit or Hinduism

If anything we have URDU and ENGLISH Supremacism working in India. A language understood by less than 0.1% of Indians threatens u? It is like telling that the biggest danger to our planet is emission of Carbon Dioxide by exhalation of pet dogs and so pets must be banned.

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-62/55
Jul 29, 2014
01:15 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>>>>  "Have you been appointed the dhobi to wash all the dirty Muslim linen in this forum?"

>> "Washing is anyday prrferable to whitewashing."

There is plenty of Hindu dirty linen to be washed judging by the daily city news of our newspapers, but Ghai has devoted his life to collecting Muslim bad news with a passion and devotion which would have served him well if he had concentrated his efforts on his own community. Sickos like him and you however seem determined to ignore Hindu bad news and magnify and highlight Muslim bad news with the zeal of professional propagandists! 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-61/25
Jul 29, 2014
01:14 PM

Ketaki Malhotra >> f the original community's link with the language is an arbitrary link then why doubt a "western" scholar like Wendy Doniger being way more Sanskrit literate than some of these mindless desi fans

Yes, Zakir Naik has understood non Islamic faiths better in that he has spent countless hours to study their texts but do we take him as a role model for defining religious tolerance and secularism? If yes, please read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakir_Naik#Views

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-60/24
Jul 29, 2014
01:09 PM

Ketaki Malhotra >> The ease with which people can assume "hatred for Hinduism" in another person and allow themselves to get personal is a sign. It only strenghtns the view that calling for depoliticising is a very good idea indeed.

The Mountains of evidence point that the equivalent of caste system have existed across this planet in different point of times..

In Medevial Christian Catholic Netherlands, In Pre Meiji restoration Japan (Ainus), In Pre Colonial New Zealand (among Maoris) and in 2014 yemen (Al Akhdam).

The ease with which people form simplistic associations and make sweeping statements like Sanskrit and Hinduism are against civil liberties, must be extinguished in the interest of social justice or that AIT (disproved comprehensively by genetic studies) is the basis of Indian history, show again that the idea of skepticism must be the principal idea that should drive all debates. But that is least lacking among the Leftists/Marxists who are so cocksure of their theories and try to fit all the happenings in this nation in one straight line which brackets India into two groups of good and bad (sanskrit, hinduism, upper castes are in the bad group).

Reality is much different.. The fact that India was ruled for much of last 3000 years by Jains , Buddhist, Islamic and British rulers, all of whom had contempt or dislike for sanskrit and hindu beliefs show that straight line division of Indian history is not possible.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-59/23
Jul 29, 2014
01:04 PM

Ketaki Malhotra >> It is very tough to remove caste from Sanskrit, linguistic science may make claims that will work in a laboratory, practical world tells us something different.

So you assert that banning sanskrit will abolish caste system. Right?

Maybe you should educate us as to how Pakistan of 2014, is still having vestiges of caste system.

What about TamilNadu, the land of periyarists where sanskrit is officiallly banned but the grip of Sanskrit is tight even among Christians and among the political parties that swear by Periyarist ideals and declare anti sanskrit/anti hinduism/anti brahminism/anti aryanism as their core belief..

And the best party comes below, please check on below, and tell us how Sanskrit being absent in Yemen has not helped the emergence of caste system there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Akhdam

Oh I forgot, Arabic cannot be divorced from caste system, time to start a global movement against that language too?

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-58/12
Jul 29, 2014
01:02 PM



BJP MP uses ‘Social media used to incite violence’ on Saharanpur: (The Hindu)      

Tweets by BJP national executive member C T Ravi on the Sahranpur riots has come in for severe criticism for their inflammatory tone. In one of the posts, Mr. Ravi, who is also party general secretary for Karnataka, uploaded a video link that said: “How Congress leaders made 1000s of Muslims attack the Gurdwara & cause Saharanpur riots — watch this Sikh speak.”

Mr. Ravi also tweeted, “Only the Gujarat model, that worked from 2002 in containing their rioting elements, can work. Apply across Bharat.”

Appealing to the NHRC to take note of these messages, Delhi-based lawyer Shehzad Poonawala said: “These tweets are inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalising the atmosphere.” Mr. Poonawalla alleged that the modus operandi and design behind these riots seemed was reminiscent of the Muzaffarnagar riots in which dozens of people were killed on the basis of false propaganda spread via social media. “Since Mr. Ravi belongs to the same party as the PM and the Home Minister, and mentioned ‘Gujarat Model from 2002’… It is essential that the PM and the Home Minister clarify if they endorse this brand of communal politics.”

Anwaar, Dallas
D-57/25
Jul 29, 2014
12:58 PM

Rajesh Chary >> Raping a child is a rarest of rare crime and deserves the highest level of punishment.

DEATH SENTENCE FOR CHILD SEX ABUSERS .. Bring IT ON I SAY.. and TO HELL WITH ALL THOSE MARXISTS WHO OPPOSE IT.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-56/16
Jul 29, 2014
12:56 PM

Raja >> Ramki, VM could possibly answer your rather silly and irrelevant question. However, stooping to your level ot stupidity, maybe you can explain why your left nut is smaller than your right nut.

* Raja (n Raheja ???? !!!!!!!!!!!!! ) why do you want to resort to pseudo names and abuse me, why dont you directly assert that your beloved media house will be biased and refuse to be objective and be always a voice of one political party and dynasty that ruined India for 60 years?

* And for your nut query, maybe you should check yours and then you will get an answer..  
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-55/31
Jul 29, 2014
12:54 PM

Noted DLN (10/D-85), and getting back took a while because i was away from the Net. I said earlier that pretty much everything has been said about the conflict and documented facts are extensively available; hence my reluctance to get into any kind of debate over the central issue, which is the Palestine problem. And in that sense, i find your narrative of the situation not very relevant, and selective. Nor would it be productive if we start debating about extraneous issues: whether or not the Palestinians are not the only displaced people or whether or not men are strictly segregated from women during Muslim weddings.

For the record, and just for the sake of it (and this is not addressed to you), support for the Palestinians does not mean non-support for the Kashmiri Pandits. Nor does it mean destruction of Israel, or support for terrorist actions targeting non-combatants in Israel. I’m really perplexed by inferences of this kind. And on a lighter note, think that many of the comment writers have been spooked by the Bush spirit, ‘With us or against us’.

That said, your position of supporting the Arab cause and the return of the Arab lands occupied in 1967 once peace returns and the right of Israel to exist is recognised is a huge area of agreement.

p.s.
1. Did you enjoy the Parekh links that i sent?

2. Is not there a connection between our establishment’s embrace of Israel, a visible lack of interest in the displaced people in other parts of the world and our hardening of attitudes vis-à-vis our own internally displaced (think of big projects, mining; the dismissiveness that has crept into our debates when our tribals, our adivasis don't seem to agree on our notion of progress)?

3. Ref. you question 21/D-77: The greatest threat to world peace is our current notion of progress, our economic path which promises endless growth (there is no such thing), our reliance on oil (the ME would have developed some sense were this product not so abundant) and the related inequalities it has spawned and, the most important, the continuing destruction of our ecosystem. Violent Islamic radicalism is then a mere pinprick, but among the necessary ones, needed to continue on our current march. If it were absent, we would have to create it.

Santosh John Samuel
Kochi, India
D-54/1
Jul 29, 2014
12:53 PM


Such news items have become a daily routine. Shocking!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-53/8
Jul 29, 2014
12:51 PM

ANWAAR >>  It also has full covert support and complicity of both Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Saudi Arabia - The Nation which calls itself islamic theocracy, refuses to give freedom of faith to its citizens, follows medevial barbarian laws, charges crude oil that it sells to other nations (India etc) at usurious rates (110 dollars a barrel of crude which is produced at price of less than 10 dollars a barrel), parking the oil riches with the Jewish Bankers of New York who run Wall street, buying expensive armaments and keeping western world's arms merchants happy, allowing US marines who safeguard the ruling saudi family happy by allowing them to eat pork and booze right in the holy land, funding jehadi terrorism across the globe, refusing to invest in green energy despite unlimited oil riches and despite being blessed by 12 months of bright and hot sunshine.

This Saudi Arabia is the NUMBER ONE ROGUE STATE OF WORLD and what are we going to do about this ?

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-52/3
Jul 29, 2014
12:50 PM

Wishing my Muslim brothers and sisters Eid Mubarak on this happy and auspicious occasion.

As our prime minister exhorted us to, instead of fighting one another, let us join forcds and together fight poverty, our real enemy.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-51/6
Jul 29, 2014
12:47 PM

When UPA demited office, it should have cleaned up the premises.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-50/22
Jul 29, 2014
12:44 PM

"Everything is poster's opinion."

Obviously. However, when one expresses an opinion, they must be prepared for a challenged. Freedom of expression is not a one-way street.

"Those who can (see anything remotely anti-Hindu in this)  must be hatefully blinkered folks filled with contempt for everything in India, its real people, their culture and languages! "

After calling those who hold a contrary opinion "hatefully blinkered folks", protesting about" the ease with which people can assume "hatred for Hinduism" in another person and allow themselves to get personal " sounds particularly rich. 

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-49/3
Jul 29, 2014
12:33 PM

This is perhaps the only sensible piece on OUTLOOK w.r.to Israel-Palestine conflict..

Still would have helped if the guy also mentioned the role played by West Asian Theocracies in aggravating the conflict. Secularisation of Saudi Arabia is a critical input in solving the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-48/2
Jul 29, 2014
12:29 PM

HAPPY EID TO ALL !

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-47/1
Jul 29, 2014
12:28 PM

Wishing Happy Ramzaan/Idul Fitr/Eid to all Muslims !!!

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-46/5
Jul 29, 2014
12:28 PM

This issue has already boomaranged on on Congress as the operation of snooping BJP Leaders during their rule would have got their co-operation .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-45/2
Jul 29, 2014
12:25 PM

OUTLOOK >> Even as more than 20 schoolchildren were killed in a horrific train-bus accident on an unmanned level crossing 70 km from Hyderabad, national media channels were busy analysing the latest Sania Mirza controversy.

Hello OUTLOOK,\

Some 1,40,000 people in India died out of road accidents in a single year 2012. 

Whereas fewer than hundred people died from communal riots in that year. Some around 1000 people have died in the Gaza war and maybe 2000 died in the communal carnage of 2002.

OUTLOOK has done dozens and dozens of editions on palestine and countless pieces on Gujarat 2002 and the communal violence in places like Muzzafarnagar.

When was the last time OUTLOOK brought an edition about the huge loss of lives due to road accidents in India and lack of any initiative from concerned citizens to curb the death toll?

So, OUTLOOK, you are living in a glass palace, why are you trying to throw stones on others?

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-44/4
Jul 29, 2014
12:24 PM

USA got the Orders from the USA Court that NSA wants to snoop BJP Leaders in 2010 .

This could be implemented only with help of Ruling Party.

The carrot for India was perhaps that the snooping will be also carried out on the Terrorists too and information will be shared with our Agencies.

Swami says that not only Gadkari .Total 8 BJP Top leaders were snooped.

SWAMI FURTHER SAID THAT AN INDIAN INDUSTRAILST HOUSE WAS PROVIDING LOGISTICS SUPPORT TO THE SNOOPING MISSION .

WHAT LOGISTIC SUPPORT ?

Could be helping USA to infilttrate FIBRE LINES of the phones . Total Internet Net Services like Mails ,VOP,Mobile Sevices, Twitters,Personal mails etc

HOPE OUR BED ROOMS WERENOT BUGGED TOO .

NOW SWAMI SAYS THIS COULD NOT BE DONE WITHOUT UPA'S PERMISSION.
HE WANTS AN WHITE PAPER AND FULL INQUIRY .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-43/15
Jul 29, 2014
12:19 PM

Now it is netanyahu's turn to get Nobel Prize for Peace when some accord is signed.

S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
D-42/12
Jul 29, 2014
12:09 PM


Debate over a critical office

The 10 per cent rule was established by V.G. Mavalankar and incorporated later in the Directions for the functioning of the Lok Sabha as Direction 121, though it did not mention the LoP as such. The 1998 law concerning the facilities to be given to leaders and whips of recognised parties and groups, which fixes 55 as the minimum number of members required for recognition as a Parliamentary Party in the lower House, does not mention the LoP either. It is the 1977 statute on the LoP’s salary that does so. And that definition says the LoP shall be the leader of the party in opposition with the greatest numerical strength and “recognised as such” by the Speaker. While the statute itself is silent on it, the question arises if the Speaker, while recognising the LoP, needs to go by parliamentary precedent and Direction 121.

A recognised leader of the opposition is necessary for the proper and harmonious functioning of Parliament and for the working of several of the recently enacted laws. Legal ambiguity, the Congress party’s own flawed record and the BJP’s triumphalism over its rival’s poor electoral performance, should not stand in the way of an important parliamentary office being filled.

www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/debate-over-a-critical-office/article6258684.ece

Anwaar, Dallas
D-41/1
Jul 29, 2014
12:07 PM

Extremely satisfying News.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-40/54
Jul 29, 2014
11:54 AM

Ghai,

Have you been appointed the dhobi to wash all the dirty Muslim linen in this forum?''

Dearest friend Faruki sahib

Allah ki marzi !!!
One is Dhobi of Muslims another is Dhobi of Sanghies.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-39/1
Jul 29, 2014
11:19 AM

Hindus cannot even talk while Muslims can kill with impunity.Only a Netanyahu type strong approach can save this Hindu country.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
D-38/11
Jul 29, 2014
11:05 AM

Check out this video.

www.youtube.com/watch

Mohan, Adiipur
D-37/11
Jul 29, 2014
11:04 AM

Let congress first get an NOC from each of the opposition MPs that they have No Objection to Congress being the leader. And then the matter may be taken into consideration.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-36/21
Jul 29, 2014
10:53 AM
Priya Madhavan, you're correct. Everything is poster's opinion. Sometimes even in mountains of all sort of evidence you can find patterns. You are at liberty to consider it and discard it. The ease with which people can assume "hatred for Hinduism" in another person and allow themselves to get personal is a sign. It only strenghtns the view that calling for depoliticising is a very good idea indeed.
Ketaki Malhotra
Delhi, India
D-35/10
Jul 29, 2014
10:37 AM

The law and precedence does not allow the COngress the position LOP period.

RSM, Delhi
D-34/53
Jul 29, 2014
10:33 AM

anwaar: " The majority Shias will pay a heavy price for not sharing power with the minority Sunnis"

Note how this slimy jihadi anwaar neatly pretends that the Sunnis(who are the real majority) share any power with shias when they are the majority -- the real intent is for sunnis to wipe out the shias and ahmadis and all other subsects, before they can focus on the non believers.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-33/52
Jul 29, 2014
10:30 AM

ISIS is being funded by the Saudi wahabbis with the oil money and this jihadi  ahole Ali Khan Mahmudabad and others of his ilk who are being provided space by Outlook are doing everything they can to deflect attention from the actual financiers of ISIS and the sunni terrorists who are going around spewing crap about forming a new caliphate.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-32/51
Jul 29, 2014
10:28 AM

The muslims who commit the most violence and evil deeds are strictly and literally  interpreting the Quran and yet the rat bas#$%ds in the Indian media and in Indian politics go around deflecting attention from the real issue of reformation of islam from its current evil form. Instead, these bastar*ds go around spewing the same dubious and slimy rhetoric that the mullah and the Jamaats spread around.  This kind of evil duplicity from the "secular" press will come with blowback. Make no mistake.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-31/50
Jul 29, 2014
10:26 AM

The grotesque jihadi liar who wrote this article seems to ignore the fact that shias and christians are being explicitly harrassed hounded and killed -- the sunni muslims of the wahabbi kind are the most evil barbarics pieces of crap that currently inherit this planet. And what we have here is the assholes at Outlook and other English media houses providing a voice to these same assholes to defend their barbarism and deflect blame from their hateful, religion based ideology.  And these same losers in outlook will preach to the rest of the planet about peace love and living together -- slimy hypocritical losers.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-30/10
Jul 29, 2014
10:09 AM

>> Not long ago there was inseparable Yadav-muslims aliance that prevented riots in UP and Bihar for over a decade. We need more aliances like this.

That is the political problem you are referring to, not the solution.

The solution is that Muslims should show, over a sustained period, that they shall vote and behave like other citizens of India. Not get agitated on extraneous issues, indulge in riots on minor issues in faraway lands, vote as a block.etc. Over time, parties might treat them as normal voters, and stop trying to lure them by antics like dressing up as an Arab, or parading an Osama look alike, or giving money to Imams, or ...

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-29/20
Jul 29, 2014
10:03 AM

" the feeling of 'an ashuddh woman (with opinions)'.."

Ms Malhotra lets the cat out of the bag; her Freudian slip gives an insight into her hatred for Sanskrit, part of a larger hatred for all things Hindu.

Ashuddh means unclean. It is being interpreted as misogyny. Hindu rituals demand a high level of cleanliness and a menstruating woman is considered unclean and cannot participate in rituals.

Ketaki is a flower, very fragrant but not used for ritualistic worship on account of a curse of Lord Shiva. While there is a mythological story, there also appears to be a practical reason.

The leaves around the Ketaki flower have hard, sharp and serrated edges on account of which there are a lot of dead bees and other insects in the vicinity of this flower. Since priests found it offensive to offer dead insects along with flowers for ritualistic worship, thd Ketaki flower was proscribed.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-28/9
Jul 29, 2014
09:58 AM

This so called Yadav Muslim alliance never existed before Mandal. It is something which was artificially brought about by this mythical 'Idea of India'. It would never last.

RSM, Delhi
D-27/3
Jul 29, 2014
09:45 AM

OUTLOOK INDIA : Congress Demands Probe Into Bugging Reports
New Delhi | Jul 28, 2014

ULTA CHOR KOTWAL KO DAANTEY !!!

If allegations of the US snooping on BJP are vindicated,the Indian collaborators of UPA must be treated as traitors.
The country wants to know the truth as its sovereignty has been compromised by the Congress-led UPA.
It is meaningless summoning the US diplomats to South Block or discuss with Karry on July 31 or Obama during Modi ji’s visit in Sept.
Russia or China won’t have handled it ,this way.
India must deal with it professionally.keeping its self esteem intact.
Can the NTRO not take counter steps to block the outflow of data to the US.


A K SAXENA (A retd civil servant)
http://www.aksaxena.co.in

A K SAXENA, DELHI
D-26/17
Jul 29, 2014
09:40 AM

" Good of you to compare ISIS with Dinanath Batra's movement. It is good to be against both."

A typical example of Anwaarisn logic.

False equivalence; inculcating pride in one's heritage is not the same as instilling victimhood and anger which motivates youth to join terrorist organisations.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-25/49
Jul 29, 2014
09:25 AM

" Have you been appointed the dhobi to wash all the dirty Muslim linen in this forum?"

Washing is anyday prrferable to whitewashing. Washing removes all the muck; whitewashing merely hides it.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-24/48
Jul 29, 2014
09:18 AM

Anwaar (#47),

Have you been appointed the dhobi to wash all the dirty Muslim linen in this forum?

Obviously you are happier wearing the dirty linen than have someone wash it - a task which is beneath you.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-23/22
Jul 29, 2014
09:13 AM

It is funny to see outlook journalists who did not ask a single question to MMS governmetn for 10 years, are now expecting magic from modi government in 2 months. Bunch of hypocrite morons

Maha
NJ, United States
D-22/16
Jul 29, 2014
09:09 AM

This Batra fellow seems to be just opposite of "Eminentz"; they are meeting their equivalent I say.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-21/28
Jul 29, 2014
08:26 AM

Countering a divisive agenda

The plight of Ms. Mirza is a mere symptom of a larger malaise creeping into public life. It is the assertion of a distasteful combination of ultra-nationalism and communalism....The BJP in the Narendra Modi era has to decide whether it will continue to suffer the polarising tactics of some its members and its extended parivar, or intervene to arrest the retrogressive trend. No responsible leadership can afford to allow fringe elements to indulge in divisive behaviour.

www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/countering-a-divisive-agenda/article6254913.ece
Anwaar, Dallas
D-20/15
Jul 29, 2014
08:17 AM


We don't need this education: Say no to Dina Nath Batra's books - Editorial, Hindustan Times

Blowing out birthday candles is apparently part of western culture and should be shunned. Instead one’s birthday ought to be celebrated by wearing swadeshi clothes, doing a havan, praying to ishtadev and feeding cows. Normally, such exhortations would be dismissed as not being worth the paper they are written on. But when the author is none other than Dina Nath Batra, whose civil suit earlier led to the pulping of eminent scholar Wendy Doniger’s seminal work on Hinduism, we must take this seriously.

It is highly questionable whether students will be able to develop moral values and imbibe our rich culture after studying Mr Batra’s works. However, it speaks volumes for the narrow-mindedness of Mr Batra that he thought it fit to spearhead the movement against Ms Doniger’s book, which by all accounts is a pathbreaking work. There are many like Mr Batra who see plots to subvert our culture in books, paintings, plays and other creative works.

Hinduism and Indian culture do not need ambassadors like Mr Batra, they have withstood the test of time precisely by being eclectic and inclusive. Apart from anything else, it is to teach children factually incorrect information. India does not lack scholars on culture and heritage. Mr Batra and his ilk are certainly not among them.

www.hindustantimes.com/comment/dina-nath-batra-s-books-are-fiction-disguised-as-fact/article1-1245306.aspx
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-19/8
Jul 29, 2014
07:59 AM

Of the riots are BJP/RSS work. But the point is that why it takes a spark for full fledged riot? Communalism is in people's mind - both hindus and muslims. It is not law and order problem. It is a political issue that needs political solution. Not long ago there was inseparable Yadav-muslims aliance that prevented riots in UP and Bihar for over a decade. We need more aliances like this.

Rajesh, Phoenix
D-18/2
Jul 29, 2014
07:37 AM

This is not the matter of debate. Judicial appointment is clearly defined in the constitution -- that executive branch of the government appoint the judges, and that judiciary has no role in appointing themselves.

Rajesh, Phoenix
D-17/21
Jul 29, 2014
07:30 AM

Ramki ,did you read the CAG report in Times of India on the 25000 crore loss to State of Gujrat by doles to two A"s.

I thought we went by CAG report on 2G,what should be done with this one.

We should try and explain to Haruns of this world the difference between "loss" arising due to legitimate govt policy, and corruption.

But that seems like a tough job.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-16/1
Jul 29, 2014
07:10 AM

That is because the media/TV channels could not produce a communal angle in the death of these 20 children.  The media goes out of way to produce a communal angle in anything a BJP leader says.  They just did not care when whatever stupid thing Bene Prasad said only a few months ago. 

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-15/30
Jul 29, 2014
06:58 AM

Has Outlook carried even a 10th of the articles on Kashmiri Pandits than it has carried on far away Gaza?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-14/19
Jul 29, 2014
06:35 AM

>>"feeling of 'an ashuddh woman
It is the posters' feeling and she is shifting and attributing her abuse to others thinking so.

>>>practical world tells us something different.
The practical world also caught up to wanton misinformation as recently as last elections.
 

Priya Madhavan
Rochester, United States
D-13/8
Jul 29, 2014
05:57 AM

shit piece of selective copy paste...looks like author is missing some of the portions in his brain...to use lying map tp prove his point is proof of insanity!

abhijeet
pune, India
D-12/7
Jul 29, 2014
04:39 AM

The days of sick-and-liarists masking and making excuses for the monstorous crimes of islam against non-muslims is coming to an end.

SaachBolo, SaachGarh
D-11/29
Jul 29, 2014
01:56 AM


Sanghism and Zionism are natural allies. You can find Israeli Jews who are sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians, but you will never find a Hindutvawadi shedding a tear for these unfortunate souls.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-10/47
Jul 29, 2014
01:52 AM

Ghai,

Have you been appointed the dhobi to wash all the dirty Muslim linen in this forum?
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-9/28
Jul 29, 2014
01:50 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "It is you who carry out smear campaigns, not me. For years, you carried out a smear campaign against Narendra Modi...."

That is public affairs or politics and I was not alone doing it. The Congress, the Communists and thousands if not millions of citizens are convinced that Modi has escaped justice so far. But you have been telling lies and distortions about me and trying to smear me, attributing things to me which I had never said and misquoting some of my previous comments. You seem to be doing that every time you are close to losing an argument. It seems being a hero to your backers in this forum is more important to you than the truth! 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-8/4
Jul 29, 2014
01:40 AM
 


U-turn at Geneva may erode goodwill for Modi

The message that India gave in Geneva is as clear as it can get to the rest of the world. Indian governments don’t respect contracts, made legally by previous democratic governments. We are not trustworthy business partners. That puts political and economic risk at the highest ratings. You don’t have to like it, but you cannot do business, or trade without trust that everyone will honour their contracts in good faith. Would any customer trust a business that has a track record of reneging on its legal contracts?

cms.outlookindia.commail.google.com/mail/u/0/

Anwaar, Dallas
D-7/14
Jul 29, 2014
01:34 AM

D.L.Narayan,

>> "Chauvinism and regressive education is not something new. That is one of the reasons why ISIS has so many takers in India."

Good of you to compare ISIS with Dinanath Batra's movement. It is good to be against both.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-6/1
Jul 29, 2014
01:25 AM


Congratulations to all Indian winners in Glasgow! Great show!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-5/1
Jul 29, 2014
01:23 AM


Like the change they made in Gujarat in the Lok Ayukta appointment process!!! Sly foxes!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-4/2
Jul 29, 2014
01:14 AM


Brazil withdraws ambassador from Tel Aviv

Brazil's Ministry of External Affairs, the Itamaraty, issued a note Wednesday evening saying it viewed the "escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine" as "unacceptable," and that Brazil "strongly condemns the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip." The note said Brazil's ambassador in Tel Aviv, Henrique Pinto, had been recalled. (World Bulletin / News Desk)

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/1
Jul 29, 2014
01:11 AM


> "Israel provoked this bloodshed by its massive arrest campaign of over 500 Hamas supporters in the West Bank and the killing of several unarmed civilians there after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli settlers. Israel's security services knew they were dead from the beginning, and knew this was the act of a rogue cell, NOT ordered by Hamas, but its government cynically hid these facts in service of a hysterical propaganda campaign to justify an attack on Gaza. When Hamas did not rise to the bait, and exerted efforts to halt the firing of rockets by smaller groups in Gaza, Israel escalated by killing several Hamas militants, provoking the desired response of rockets fired at Israel."

Israel's subterfuge was matched by its propaganda, but this time it did not succeed as well as during previous battles because there is an increasing suspicion in the West of Israel's motives.

>> "Israel's aim in all of this was to keep the Palestinians weak, divided and under control, which is an overriding objective for a government that intends to maintain permanent control of all the occupied territories, as Netanyahu himself revealed in an interview two weeks ago. This objective was endangered by the beginnings of an inter-Palestinian reconciliation, and the formation of a national unity government, accepted by the US and the EU. Once the operation started, Israel discovered that Hamas had greater rocket capabilities and a more extensive tunnel system than it had suspected, thus leading to an extensive ground campaign that shows no signs of ending."

Israel's divide and rule policy got a jolt with the inter-Palestinian reconciliation agreement. It had to act!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-2/2
Jul 29, 2014
01:02 AM


Israelis look ridiculous when they try to show themselves as better than those "terrorists" Hamas. The ruling Likkud party's major component is the former Herut party of the former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who himself was a terrorist who blew up the King David Hotel in 1946. Netanyahu's government has extremist coalition partners, e.g. the Jewish Home Party and others,  who do not only work for continued expansion of occupation but do not want any Palestinians living in Palestine. 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-1/18
Jul 29, 2014
12:18 AM

That is actually the real point. If the original community's link with the language is an arbitrary link then why doubt a "western" scholar like Wendy Doniger being way more Sanskrit literate than some of these mindless desi fans. It's not her fault..(and you can't have it both ways), for the difficulty they have with swallowing her presence seems to have to do a lot  with the feeling of 'an ashuddh woman (with opinions)'..

It is very tough to remove caste from Sanskrit, linguistic science may make claims that will work in a laboratory, practical world tells us something different. 

Ketaki Malhotra
Delhi, India